NFL DFS for Wild Card Sunday: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy football picks and lineups
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice.
The NFL's Wild Card Weekend concludes on Sunday with one game from each conference, as the Chicago Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens are at home against the Los Angeles Chargers. That means one more opportunity this weekend for NFL DFS players to score a big payday on sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings. As always, it'll be important to keep an eye on the injury report with potential sleepers such as Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (groin) and Ravens wide receiver Chris Moore (shoulder) both listed as questionable. And with stars like Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and Eagles tight end Zach Ertz among the highest-priced options at their position, they'll be popular plays with a small talent pool. However, you still have to find value up and down your NFL DFS lineups, which is why you'll want to check out the NFL DFS picks, optimal lineups and advice for Wild Card Sunday from DFS millionaire Mike McClure before locking any rosters of your own in.
McClure uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best values and create optimal NFL DFS lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NFL DFS player.
McClure is rolling through the 2018 season thanks to some spot-on picks. In Week 1, his optimal NFL DFS lineups finished in the top 3 percent of tournaments on DraftKings and the top 1 percent of tournaments on FanDuel. In Week 4, he finished in the top 2 percent on DraftKings and top 6 percent on FanDuel. In Week 5, his lineups cashed with ease on both sites. In Week 8, his followers saw massive returns, with his DraftKings lineup finishing in the top 1 percent of all tournaments, while his Week 9 lineup cashed with ease on FanDuel.
He cashed yet again on both sites in Week 10, and then his optimal lineup on FanDuel returned almost 3x in Weeks 11, 12 and 13. He followed that up with yet another cash on DraftKings tournaments in Week 15, and then finished in the top 0.1 percent of tournaments on FanDuel and inside the top 5 percent on DraftKings in Week 16. Anyone who has followed him is way, way up.
For Wild Card Sunday in the NFL playoffs, we can tell you McClure is banking on Eagles quarterback Nick Foles at $7,600 on FanDuel and $5,400 on DraftKings.
Foles' return to the starting lineup in place of the injured Carson Wentz has worked out well for both Philadelphia and DFS players. He's put up big numbers against some of the league's best teams, including a Week 16 performance against the Texans that returned over 30 points and 4x value on FanDuel.
His price is extremely affordable on Sunday as he takes on a stout Chicago defense, but he proved in last year's playoff run, and his limited opportunities this season, that he can put up big numbers against virtually any team. Confidently lock him in as a top NFL DFS value pick on Sunday and look for a nice return on value.
McClure's optimal NFL DFS advice includes rostering Bears running back Tarik Cohen at $7,000 on FanDuel and $5,400 on DraftKings.
Cohen is a versatile back who can cause major mismatches for opposing defenses. The second-year running back finished the regular season with eight total touchdowns and 1,169 yards from scrimmage, 15th-best in the league among running backs. And he gets a favorable matchup against the Eagles on Sunday, who've allowed 844 receiving yards to running backs this year, sixth-most in the NFL. Lock in Cohen in your NFL DFS lineups and look for big upside against Philadelphia.
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Wild Card Sunday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineup on Wild Card Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full optimal tournament lineups for Wild Card Sunday from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.
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